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: Morning Concert

Bach Sinfonia
Concertante in A: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Saint Paul CO/Zukerman (violin)
7.21 Telemann Oboe
Concerto in C minor
Heinz Holliger, Academy of St Martin/Brown
7.30am News
7.35 Saint Saens
Introduction and Rondo
Capriccioso: Itzhak
Perlman (violin), Paris Orchestra/Martinon
7.45 Chopin Piano
Concerto No 2 in F minor
Emanuel Ax, Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
8.18 Lyadov Kikimora Slovak PO/Stephen
Gunzenhauser. Records

: News

: Cantatas In Contrast

Corelli Concerto in G minor, Op 6 No 8 (Christmas)
Tafelmusik Baroque
Orchestra/Jean Lamon Bach Cantata No 132:
Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!: Soloists
Hanover Boys' Choir
Collegium Vocale Ghent Leonhardt-Consort/
Gustav Leonhardt. Records


Unknown: Lamon Bach
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt.

: A Serious Matter

The second of five selections from
Dinu Lipatti 's recorded legacy. Bach, arr
Busoni Chorale prelude: Ich ruf zu dir (BWV 639)
Brahms Waltzes , Op 39 for piano duet with Nadia Boulanger
Schubert Impromptu in G flat No 3 (D 899)
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra/ Otto Ackermann. Records


Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Busoni Chorale
Unknown: Brahms Waltzes
Unknown: Otto Ackermann.

: Music Weekly

The earliest surviving
Christmas music; Jeremy Beadle on this year's seasonal CD's; the Music Weekly's Christmas opera! Presenter Peter Paul Nash


Music: Jeremy Beadle
Presenter: Peter Paul Nash

: The Childhood of Christ

Berlioz's oratorio given in the Cathedral during this year's Arundel Festival. Sally Burgess (sop), Martyn Hill (ten), Stephen Varcoe (bar), John Tomlinson (bass)
City of London Sinfonia
Brighton Festival Chorus conductor Richard Hickox fin association with Geoffrey Frankcom (UK) Ltd)


Unknown: Sally Burgess
Unknown: Martyn Hill
Unknown: Stephen Varcoe
Bass: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Geoffrey Frankcom

: Table Talk

Leslie Forbes joins the nuns of the Priory of our Lady of Peace in Bedfordshire as they cook their Christmas feast.
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Tippett A Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles English Northern
Liszt Suite: A Christmas
Tree (excerpts)
Rhondda Gillespie (piano) Ramirez Nauidad Neustra Jose Carreras (tenor) Coral Salve de Laredo
Sociedad Coral de Bilbao Grupo Huancara/Sanchez Cochereau Improvisation on 'Adeste Fideles'
Pierre Cochereau (organ) Finzi In terra pax
Jane Manning (sop), John Noble (bar), John Alldis
Choir, New Philharmonia/ Vernon Handley. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Piano: Rhondda Gillespie
Piano: Ramirez Nauidad Neustra
Tenor: Jose Carreras
Tenor: Coral Salve de Laredo
Unknown: Pierre Cochereau
Unknown: Jane Manning
Unknown: John Noble
Unknown: John Alldis
Unknown: Vernon Handley.

: BBC Singers at Christmas

conductor Simon Joly London Brass
Gabrieli Hodie Christus natus est (1597)
Schutz Hodie Christus natus est (SWV 456)
Scheidt Puer natus in Bethlehem (1650)
Praetorius In dulci jubilo; Suite from
'Terpsichore' (arr D Purser)
3.10 Interval Reading
3.15 Carols commissioned by the BBC Singers in 1944, from Berkeley,
Britten and Tippett; and carols written for today's concert by Michael Berkeley , Peter Maxwell Davies and Colin Matthews. Panufnik Winter solstice


Unknown: Gabrieli Hodie Christus
Unknown: Schutz Hodie Christus
Unknown: Scheidt Puer
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Colin Matthews.

: Poet of the Month

P J Kavanagh reads from the work of Ivor Gurney , First World War poet and song composer.


Unknown: Ivor Gurney

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Simon Joly Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Lennox Berkeley
Sinfonia Concertante Malcolm Arnold
Symphony No 6. (R)


Conductor: Simon Joly
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Oboe: Lennox Berkeley

: Soundings

'The Glory of God, and Pleasant Recreation'
Michael Oliver investigates the job of Cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig - past and present.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Sent from Heaven

A sequence for the 4th Sunday in Advent recorded at Edington
Priory Church during the 1990 Edington Festival. Audivi vocem de caelo
(Tallis); Psalm 80 (Fleming) Matthew 24, 37-44
Rorate Caeli (Plainsong) Vadam et circuibo civitatem (Victoria)
Hark the Glad Sound! The
Saviour Comes; Tu es qui venturus est (Mode VIII) Magnificat octavi toni (Vivanco); Crucifixus
(Caldara); Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
(Helmsley); God be in My Head (Phillip Radcliffe ); Wachet Auf (Max Reger ) Conductors Peter Wright (Nave Choir), Jeremy Summerly (Consort),
Peter McCrystal (Schola Cantorum)
Organist Jeremy Filsell


Unknown: Phillip Radcliffe
Conductors: Max Reger
Conductors: Peter Wright
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Peter McCrystal
Organist: Jeremy Filsell

: Le Rossignol-en-amour

Couperin Ordre No 14
(Troisieme livre de pièces de clavecin)
Blandine Verlet (h'chord) Pierre Sechet (flute) Records


Unknown: Blandine Verlet
Flute: Pierre Sechet

: Sunday Play Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov.
A new version for radio by Brian Friel.
Belinda Cooper (violin) Sam Morland (guitar)
Stephanie Hughes (piano) arranged by David Byers Fiddle music arranged and played by Jim McKillop Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Unknown: Brian Friel.
Violin: Belinda Cooper
Guitar: Sam Morland
Piano: Stephanie Hughes
Arranged By: David Byers
Played By: Jim McKillop
Director: Pam Brighton
Olga: Julia Dearden
Irina: Catherine Brennan
Masha: Michelle Forbes
Baron Tusenback: John Hewitt
Chebutykin: Birdy Sweeney
Solyony: Conleth Hill
Vershinin: Tony Doyle
Kulygin: Ian McElhinney
Andrey: Adrian Dunbar
Natasha: Sarah Jones
Ferapotlt: Michael Gormley
Anfisa: Catherine Gibson
Roddey: Robert Patterson
Fedotik: Nicholas Grennell

: Mahler

Symphony No 7
BBC SO/Andrew Davis

: Magnificat

Final programme.
Lassus Magnificat:
Anchor che col partire (R)

: News

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